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Belgium to receive unlocked iPhones?

updated 10:35 am EDT, Wed April 23, 2008

Belgian iPhone plans

Belgium has joined the ranks of countries that will soon receive the iPhone, according to regional site Astel.be. The site makes the crucial claim that the phone will be available unlocked, in a scheme similar to the one suggested for Italy by La Repubblica; while this could be a part of Apple's rumored new pricing plans, under which phones would be more expensive but unlocked by default, this may be a necessity, as Belgian law is said to prevent carrier exclusivity. A similar law resulted in the creation of an unlocked iPhone for France.

Three Belgian carriers -- Proximus, Mobistar and BASE -- are said to be creating special data packages for the iPhone, supporting unlimited transfers and "visual messaging." Mobistar may in fact have a temporary exclusive on the device, although if so this would last only two months.

It is also rumored that the iPhone could arrive in Belgium as soon as May, but as sources point to the country receiving the the 3G version, a June date is indicated as more likely.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    woohoo!

    Another day, another country supposedly on the verge of receiving the iPhone!

    Maybe, one day, we'll actually read a story where Apple has actually released the iPhone in some country.

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    so confusing....

    testudo, confused as usual.

    These are speculations, not announcements. Duh!

  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Testudo

    Why do you give a rat's a$$ about whether it gets released in another country? You are here in the States, eh? And I bet you don't even have one. Someone like yourself who spends as much time trolling these stories / chats must not work, must be on welfare or social security disability (for your mental deficiancies) and cannot afford one.

    Although if you are at least on SSI you will get $300 in May, so that along with the money you get from Micro$shaft for doing their dirty work on here might be enough for you to buy an iPhone.

  1. G2G2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    It's Here!

    There are unlocked (cracked) iPhones all over asia. One of my patients had one today in the waiting room, my fellow doc in Vietnam just bought one. No biggie.

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